Samsung launched their latest flagship smartphones: Galaxy S21 with Plus and Ultra models on Jan 14. The Ultra is the top end model where the S21 is the basic high end flagship. Obviously, the original base Galaxy S21 won’t have top-features like the Ultra model but surely comes with the same latest flagship chipset. All the handset from the lineup can now be purchase from all the Samsung retailers all over the cuntry. So, in this article we will talk about the specifications, features and official price of Samsung Galaxy S21 in Nepal.  

Samsung Galaxy S21 Full Specification

Key Specs
Display 6.2 inches
Front Camera 10 MP
Back Camera 12 + 64 + 12 MP
Chipset Exynos 2100 - International Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 - USA/China/Korea
RAM 8 GB
Internal Storage 128 / 256 GB
Battery 4,000 mAh
Price in Nepal Rs. 109,999 (8/256GB)
Price in India INR 69,999 (8/128 GB) INR 73,999 (8/256 GB)
Other Markets $ 799.99 | € 849.00 | £ 769.00
General
Dimension 151.7 x 71.2 x 7.9 mm
Weight 171 g
Build Material Glass Front, Plastic Back, Aluminum Frame
Sim Slot Dual SIM
Sim Size Nano-SIM or eSIM
Resistance IP68 Water and Dust Resistant
Operating System Android 11, One UI 3.1
Colors Phantom Gray, Phantom White, Phantom Violet, Phantom Pink
Display
Size 6.2 inches
Type Dynamic AMOLED 2X
Refresh Rate 120 Hz
Resolution 1080 x 2400 pixels
Density ~ 421 ppi
HDR10+ Yes
Always on Display Yes
Protection Corning Gorilla Glass Victus
Camera
Front Camera
Setup Single
Lens 10 MP, f/2.2, Wide lens (26 mm), PDAF
Flash N0
Optical Image Stabilization No
Autofocus Yes, Dual Pixel PDAF
Features Auto-HDR, Dual video call
Video [email protected]/60fps, [email protected]
Back Camera
Setup Triple
Lens 12 MP, f/1.8, 26mm (wide), 1/1.76", 1.8µm, Dual Pixel PDAF, OIS 64 MP, f/2.0, 29mm (telephoto), 1/1.72", 0.8µm, PDAF, OIS, 1.1x optical zoom, 3x hybrid zoom 12 MP, f/2.2, 13mm, 120˚ (ultrawide), 1/2.55" 1.4µm, Super Steady video
Flash Yes, LED Flash
Optical Image Stabilization Yes
Autofocus Yes, Dual Pixel PDAF, PDAF, Laser AF
Features Auto-HDR, Panorama
Video [email protected], [email protected]/60fps, [email protected]/60/240fps, [email protected], HDR10+, stereo sound rec., gyro-EIS
Performance
Chipset Exynos 2100 (5 nm) - International Qualcomm SM8350 Snapdragon 888 (5 nm) - USA/China/Korea
Processor Octa-core (1x2.9 GHz Cortex-X1 & 3x2.80 GHz Cortex-A78 & 4x2.2 GHz Cortex-A55) - International Octa-core (1x2.84 GHz Kryo 680 & 3x2.42 GHz Kryo 680 & 4x1.80 GHz Kryo 680 - USA/China/Korea
GPU Mali-G78 MP14 - International Adreno 660 - USA/China/Korea
RAM 8 GB
Storage
Internal Storage 128/256 GB
Expandable Storage No
Type UFS 3.1
Multimedia
Audio Jack No
Loudspeaker Yes, with stereo speakers
Audio Features 32-bit/384kHz audio Tuned by AKG
FM Radio FM radio (Snapdragon model only; market/operator dependent)
Network Connectivity
 
Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/6
Wi-Fi Features Hotspot, Wi-Fi Direct, dual-band
Bluetooth 5.0, A2DP, LE
GPS Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS, GALILEO
NFC Yes
USB Type Type-C 3.2, USB On-The-Go
USB version 3.2
Technology GSM / CDMA / HSPA / EVDO / LTE / 5G
Sensor
Fingerprint Sensor Yes
Placement In-display (Ultrasonic)
Accelerometer Yes
Gyro Yes
Proximity Yes
Compass Yes
Barometer Yes
Other ANT+; Bixby language commands;Samsung DeX, Samsung Wireless DeX (desktop experience support)
Battery
 
Capacity 4,000 mAh
Type Non-removable Li-Po
Charging 25W Fast Charging USB Power Delivery 3.0
Wireless Charging Fast Qi/PMA wireless charging 15W
Reverse Charging Reverse wireless charging 4.5W

Samsung Galaxy S21 Overview

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Display and Design

The Galaxy S21 packs a smaller screen than other models of S21-series. So, the screen size is of 6.2” Dynamic AMOLED 2X display panel with FHD+ resolution. The panel comes with the same 120Hz refresh rate with 1080 x 2400 pixels resolution. It has an aspect ratio of 20:9 and boasts 87.2% screen-to-body ratio. All the S21 series models come with screen protection of Corning Gorilla Glass Victus. Also, it features HDR10+ and AoD.

The rear panel looks exactly similar with the Galaxy S21+ model. However, the rear panel is plastic where S21+ has glass back. The frame built is aluminum in all models so far. In addition, there is an under display fingerprint scanner. Also, it comes with IP68 dust and water resistant up to 1.5m for 30 minutes. Furthermore, it is available in six different color options: Phantom Gray, Phantom White, Phantom Violet and Phantom Pink.

Camera

Moving on to the cameras, the same triple camera setup from S21+ model is presented. The main camera is a 12 MP 26 mm wide sensor with Dual Pixel PDAF. This sensor has OIS as well. The second lens is another 12 MP sensor but it’s an ultra-wide angle lens. It has a 120-degree FOV and is capable of capturing super steady videos. Finally, the 64 MP telephoto lens which has 1.1x optical zoom support. And can be 3x hybrid zoom.

Similarly, the punch hole on display contains a 10 MP camera sensor with aperture of f/2.2. Furthermore, the handset is capable of capturing 8K footage at 24fps. Similarly, all camera sensors support 4k footage at 60fps.

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Performance

As always, Samsung Galaxy S21 comes in two chipset variants. Some regions will be having the phone with Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 chipset. Whereas, others will get the Exynos 2100 chipset including Nepal.

The smartphone is designed with 8 GB of LPDDR5 RAM paired with 128 GB and 256 GB of UFS 3.1 internal storage. Therefore, Exynos 2100 / Snapdragon 888, LPDDR5 RAM and UFS 3.1 storage type indicates that there’s no compromise in performance. However, the handsets don’t have the SD card slot. The handset operates on One UI 3.1 based on the latest Android version 11.

Moreover, the Exynos 2100 promises to deliver better performance as it has the same architecture as Snapdragon 888.

Battery and Miscellaneous

Talking about the battery, it has a smaller battery of 4,000 mAh than its siblings. However, it supports 25W fast charging with USB Power Delivery 3.0. Furthermore, it has wireless charging support of 15W and also reverse wireless charging of 4.5W.

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Samsung Galaxy S21 Price and Availability

Samsung Nepal has priced the Galaxy S21 in Nepal at Rs. 109,999 for 8/256GB which is currently available for purchase throughout the country. And in India, it is priced at INR 69,999 for 128 GB and 73,999 for 256 GB.

Smartphone ModelPrice in IndiaPrice in Nepal
Samsung Galaxy S21INR 69,999 (128 GB)
INR 73,999 (256 GB)
Rs. 109,999 (8/256GB)

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